Dietary Advice for Crohn's Disease

Dietary Advice for Crohn's Disease

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9305
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 06/12
Last Review: 04/15
Next Review: 04/18

Information on symptoms and appropriate dietary choices for people with Crohn's disease during active or remission stages. Designed for use by adults in consultation with their IBD team.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

  • To ensure nutritional adequacy and provide an overview of potential nutritional support requirements
  • To dispel myths
  • To educate patients on nutritional aspects of Crohn's Disease
  • Target Group will be able to define Crohn's Disease.
  • Target Group will be able to define a stricture.
  • Target Group will be aware of the role of diet in managing Crohn's Disease and the importance of healthy eating and following the guidance provided via the eatwell plate, and apply this to everyday life.
  • Target Group will be aware of specific nutrient deficiencies, risk factors (e.g. steroid use and calcium deficiency) and be able to apply this knowledge to appropriately manage these.
  • Target Group understand their risk of under nutrition and be able to apply guidelines to consume appropriately high energy, high protein foods/drinks (nb risks of high-fat foods).
  • Target Group will be aware of common micronutrient deficiencies and their symptoms.
  • Target Group will be aware of, and able to apply techniques to maximise nutritional adequacy, including:
    - Oral nutritional supplements
    - Methods to improve appetite
    - Food fortification
    - Dietary restrictions including enteral diet
    - Discussing weight with doctor
  • To be aware of foods that may cause adverse effects.
  • Target Group will be aware of the role of pro/pre/synbiotics.
  • Target Group will be aware of the need for and role of allergy testing.
  • Target Group will be aware of how to manage their weight following drug/lifestyle weight gain.
  • Evidence-based practice guidelines for the dietetic management of Crohn’s disease in adults (The British Dietetic Association, November 2011)
  • Consensus Vitamin D position statement, British Association of Dermatologists, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Heart Forum, the National Osteoporosis Society and the Primary Care Dermatology Society, (downloaded 23/01/11)
  • Food Standards Agency (2002) McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods, Sixth summary edition
Elimination Diet

Elimination Diet

A comprehensive and step by step guide for people with a suspected food allergy/intolerance advised to undergo an elimination programme to identify food and drinks that cause symptoms.

  • Pack size: 5
  • Classification: DT
  • NDR-UK ref: 9380

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Diet and Your Colostomy

Diet and Your Colostomy

Information on what a colostomy is and how to enjoy food following surgery.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9042

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Starter Plan for Liquid Diets (Crohn's range)

Starter Plan for Liquid Diets (Crohn's range)

Freely downloadable template to note suggested volumes/quantities of liquid diet. The plan can accommodate powdered or carton liquid diet options with space for notes and preparation instructions.

  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9309

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